In the grand tradition of Charles Dickens, we are releasing a book serially over the course of this year. The Workforce Institute and our Board of Advisors is collaborating on a series of articles (to become chapters) that will focus on helping companies with significant hourly populations to engage and retain the hourly employees according to the unique retention thresholds they require.
Today's release is "The Role of Frontline Managers in Retaining Hourly Workers". In this article, our board members David Creelman and Steven Hunt discuss a number of best practices that can help organizations to control unwanted turnover through improved management practices including:
One key item Creelman and Hunt touch on in this article is the value of flexible scheduling in retaining hourly employees. Flexible schedules have been a hot topic in the salaried ranks for a while. See David Zinger's recent post on this topic. If you'd like to read a recent Nucleus Report on the benefits of automated employee scheduling, you can download it from Kronos.com.
We'd love to hear from those of you who've used flexible scheduling with success in the hourly world.
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